hard time


creative brief

Hard Time takes viewers on a yearlong journey behind bars, following the lives of inmates as they serve their time in some of America’s toughest prisons.

With unprecedented access, cameras capture both those who work for the system and those housed within it, those just beginning their sentences and those struggling to adjust back on the outside. From the prison economy to forms of discipline, prison hustles to survival methods, Hard Time reveals the reality of a life and culture behind bars.